AWS - Confluence Install Edited

I'm a new user, but have been successful setting up other software on AWS, so figured Confluence would be straight forward.

I've tried a variety of servers now and can't seem to get this thing to work.

Currently running a linux server and following this guide:

Slowly learning to know what to look out for and have gone through all the steps, but I still can't seem to get confluence up and running.

I've gotten to the point where I don't hit any snags in the installation, but when I go to the localhost:8090 I get a connection error.


Has anyone come across this?

1 answer

1 accepted

2 votes
Answer accepted

You're trying to access it on localhost? localhost is only going to work if you're using a web browser that's installed on the aws instance itself, and you're running some kind of remote desktop service. If you used the linked instructions I suspect you're not doing that.

If I'm correct, you need to find the IP address or fully qualified domain name to this EC2 instance in the AWS console. For example:

I also recommend against the last part of these instructions with regard to iptables. It would be much better to use a proxy. It has you install apache but doesn't do anything with it. I don't think those are very good instructions, there's some important things left out. I also wouldn't put the Confluence home directory in the ec2-user's home directory.

Something important to consider is, if you're using Confluence over the internet, you'll probably want to look into getting SSL/HTTPS set up so you don't transmit passwords in clear text over the internet.


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Mar 12, 2019 in Confluence

Confluence Admin Certification now $150 for Community Members

More and more people are building their careers with Atlassian, and we want you to be at the front of this wave! Important Dates Start the Certification Prep Course by 2 April 2019 Take your e...

1,172 views 2 13
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you